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Drylaw

Primary School

Easter Drylaw Drive, Edinburgh 4

 

Recollections

1.

Brian Alexander

Prestonfield, Edinburgh

Thank you to Brian Alexander who wrote:

Schools

"I lived in No 1 Telford Drive. and my schools were:

- Drylaw Primary School (1958-64) and

- Ainslie Park Secondary (1964-67).

Both schools were well populated in those days with huts round the edge of the playground at Drylaw for 'overspill' classrooms and concrete 'huts' near the playing fields at Ainslie."

Drylaw Teachers

"Does anyone remember:

-  Miss Blott,

Miss McAffer (later Mrs Watt)

Mr McCulloch

Mrs Menzies

Mr Houston, Headmaster

Mr Mitchell the 'Janny' who coached athletics (and kept us off the grass when wet)?"

Police Demo

"Who remembers the demonstration by the police on Road Safety, driving their white Mk II Jaguar police car through the playground and skidding to a halt to indicate how long it took to stop? Would that be allowed in today's Health and Safety orientated world?  I think not!"

'Television Train'

"There were train trips on the 'Television Train' to Pitlochry and Blantyre, leaving from Blackhall Station."

Brian Alexander, Prestonfield, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

2.

Brian Alexander

Prestonfield, Edinburgh

Thank you to Brian Alexander who wrote again.

Brian wrote:

Diesel Multiple Units

"My family moved into No 1 Telford Drive in summer 1958.  I am sure the diesels ran on the line directly behind the tenements on Telford Drive, terminating at the Caledonian Station at the West End from that time.

It was a real treat to get the train from Blackhall Station to the 'Caley' Station.  The fare for children was 3d, I think.  The alternative was to get the No 17 bus on Telford Road, terminating at Randolph Place and not nearly as much fun."

School

"As school kids at Drylaw Primary, we walked over the footbridge from Telford to Drylaw.  It was great fun hanging over the bridge parapet when the trains went under, but the blue diesel exhaust in your face was not so pleasant!"

Brian Alexander, Prestonfield, Edinburgh:  September 22, 2010

Recollections

3.

A Reeves

Thank you to A Reeves for responding to 'Recollections 1' above, and writing:

School

"Reading the comments above certainly brought back memories!  I lived in Telford Road for part of the 1950s and went to Drylaw School."

Teachers

"I certainly remember Miss Blott, and still vividly remember being entranced by her stories of New Zealand.   I also remember:

-   Mr Houston, the Head Teacher.

-   Miss Letham

-   Mr Morrison.

School Shield

"I believe my father helped make the wooden school shield which was in the school hall.  Think it had three swans.  Thanks for the trip down memory lane!"

A Reeves:  May 30, 2011

Recollections

4.

Helen Commander

Kent, England

Thank you to Helen Commander who wrote about attending Drylaw Primary School before she moved on to Ainslie Park Secondary School.

Helen wrote:

'Mr Leather'

"I began at Drylaw Primary School.  My favourite teacher there was Miss Graham-Brown.  She was known for keeping 'Mr Leather' in her desk drawer.  She was strict but fair!"

Helen Commander, Kent, England:  October 21, 2014

 

Recollections

  

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks